Pixelate Part of a Photo

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There are times when you might want to obscure part of a photo. One quick and easy way to do this is to use the Pixelate filter in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Here are two videos (one using Photoshop CS5 and one using Photoshop Elements 10) that will show you how to do this in about a minute. Photoshop CS5 If you can't see the embedded video, go here to see it on … [Read more...]

Sharpen A Photo Using The High Pass Filter


I have two young children who are constantly in motion so often it is hard for me to get a good photo that is in perfect focus. Often, I capture a great picture but it is a little bit soft or blurry. One very easy way to sharpen a photo is to use the high pass filter in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. The effect is subtle but your eyes will love it! The following is a … [Read more...]

{ PSE Tutorial } Size Photo For An Ornament or Small Frame


One of our holiday traditions is to send our family an ornament with a photo of our kids. I purchased this year's ornament from Michaels. I love that it is so simple and has the year so prominently displayed. The packaging says the frame is 2 inches by 2 inches but that was not the case. Precise measurements of the frame are necessary to fit the photo into the frame. I … [Read more...]

{ Tutorial } Rotation Options In Photoshop Elements 10

Rotation In Photoshop Elements 10

When I first started digital scrapbooking I was confused by all the rotation options that were available to me in Photoshop Elements. In this video tutorial I demonstrate the rotation options in Photoshop Elements 10. If you cannot see the embedded tutorial, you can view it on YouTube. This is a screenshot taken from the tutorial. Download the file that I used in … [Read more...]

Photoshop Elements 10: Create Title From Patterned Paper

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A tutorial on how to create a title using patterned paper was requested on my Facebook page. This video shows how to create the title and outline it with color. The paper I used for this tutorial came from my Crafty Kids Kit. If you can't see the embedded video, you can view it on YouTube. This is the result of the video. Enjoy! … [Read more...]

Photoshop And Photoshop Elements Tutorial Roundup


I love to promote digital scrapbooking. One of my favorite ways to do that is to create tutorials that I post her on my blog. I sometimes get requests from people for tutorials and I forget which ones I have already done. Below is a roundup of all the photoshop and photoshop elements tutorials on my blog to date. An * denotes the post contains a video tutorial. You can check … [Read more...]

Photoshop Elements 10: How To Use A PNG Frame


One element that is usually found in a digital scrapbook kit is a png frame. A png frame is a frame with transparent pixels inside. I like to use photo masks for all my photos because it makes it easier to re-size and rotate my photos. Making a photo mask for a PNG frame that is square or retangular is easily done with the rectangular shape tool. But what about more complex PNG … [Read more...]

Photoshop Elements 10: Blur Photo Background


One effect that I use to add some punch to my photos is to blur the background to give my subject more focus. I often use this method on photos that have a busy background like this one. The before photo on the right has a busy background. The after photo still has the same busy background but the background is blurred so the subjects pop in the photo. The process to … [Read more...]

Photoshop Elements 10: How To Crop For Printing Video Tutorial


I sat next to my friend Marilyn at a recent crop. Marilyn is new to digital scrapbooking and she asked me a few questions during the crop. Two of those questions spawned ideas for new tutorials and this is one of them. Marilyn wanted to know how to crop a two page layout spread into two one page layouts for printing. This video shows you how to use the settings on the crop … [Read more...]